Keselowski wins pole for Pure Michigan 400

It's at the top of Brad Keselowski's bucket list - to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Keselowski grew up in Rochester Hills.

The automaker rivalry got a slight bit chippier after qualifying for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM) when Keselowski suggested that Toyota teams had intentionally ratcheted back their collective push of the performance envelope.

The Team Penske ace, who is now sixth in Cup standings, has come tantalizingly close to winning a Cup race at MIS, finishing second in the 2012 August event and placing third three times (2011, 2014, and 2016).

Coming into the 22nd of 36 races in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season at Michigan, Kyle Larson has two victories so far this season and three in his Cup Series career. "I know we have a fast vehicle to try and capitalize on it". Over the past seven races, he has just two finishes inside the top 22, and he is now on a streak of three consecutive finishes of 23rd place or lower. "So, when you have the smallest sliver of success, it just feels magnified".

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